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Re: [O] emdash and endash

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: [O] emdash and endash
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 22:39:24 -0700

On 2011-04-17, Ben Finney <address@hidden> wrote:
> I think not. I see many (non-Org) ASCII documents that distinguish a
> notional em dash from en dash by different number of hyphens, as in your
> first list.

Like this---really?  Or --- this?  It does look, however, as if people
use different standards.  I am not suggesting that the default be

> “Consistent with ASCII”? ASCII has neither en dash nor em dash, so it's
> not ASCII that you're wanting to be consistent with. You're referring to
> conventions that attempt to preserve Unicode characters in ASCII.

Quite right.  Of course, some conventions -- this one included
(or--arguably uglier but many favor it--this one) -- began before

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